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Picture the Holidays – Holding Onto Gratitude

Yesterday, after realizing I hadn’t pulled my real camera out since before Thanksgiving, I decided I needed a push. I signed up for Picture the Holidays, a month long, daily photography prompt by Tracey Clark of the Shutter Sisters and Paper Coteire. I’ve participated in one of Tracey’s “picture” prompt projects before and it was just the push I needed to get back to creative photography.

Today’s prompt came in and the challenge was “holding onto gratitude”. Taking a few minutes to focus on what has made me grateful today was easy. Of course the obvious things make me grateful… my family, friends, etc. but as I was filling out my daily to do list, it hit me. I am really, really busy lately. My life is full and for that, I am grateful.

With the help of my husband and my very talented interior design friend, Terri, I have created a new workspace, transforming my dining room into my home office. I can’t tell you how inspiring it is to be surrounded by gorgeous things as I work away. I love love love my new office space more than I ever imagined. I’ll share more pictures of it with you soon, I promise.

So, today, I am grateful for a busy and full work and home life as well as an inspiring space to work in. What are you grateful for today?

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  1. I am grateful to be able to see the troops in Iraq coming home. What wonderful reunions! Makes us all happy for them!

  2. I am extremely grateful for a very loving family and dotting Husband :)

  3. I am thankful for my wonderful family, good friends, and amazing doctors. And, I am thankful for being at home with my children, especially during this most wonderful time of the year, as I get to bake, wrap presents, prepare for Advent, and shop for gifts that I know will bring smiles to sweet, loving faces.

  4. Beautiful post ~ and picture. I am a fellow Picture the Holiday’s participant! :)

  5. Beautiful words…Lovely images!

    From a fellow Picture the holidays member!

  6. Ah, so you started the push it book! Very cool! Looking forward to hearing how it turns out :)

  7. Great shots! and I absolutely LOVE the greenery in that old case. Nice!
    ~PTH here too! ;)

  8. nice pictures Kristen!

    I’m grateful for my husband………he’s been a pretty great guy lately! {wink}

  9. I am too grateful for being busy busy in a good way like you. I am loving what I do and it’s so nice to meet people with the same interests like you! Thanks for the comment and we’ll be in touch with more Picture Me days!

  10. Pretty photos and well, very beautiful post as well.

    I’m grateful for family and health above all.

  11. You’re images are gorgeous. Beautiful post.

  12. :) I’m grateful for my family, for Christmas concerts with giggling kids, for a car that runs and a job that is fun!

  13. I’m grateful right now for GREAT derby – today’s the first day of the first ever Roller Derby World Cup, and I’m watching the final minutes of the USA vs USA expo bout and ahhh these women are AMAZING. I love derby so much. I am also grateful that I can probably get away with watching tomorrow’s bouts at work most of the day.

  14. What a lovely prompt and a lovely post! Ahhhh, an inspiring, gorgeous space of one’s own … sounds heavenly. May you enjoy it, you deserve it! :)
    So many things to be grateful for, but two that are on top of my mind right now are: my sister and sunshine.

  15. Dearest sweet Kristen, really beautiful photos! I love them and i adore this very heartfelt beautiful post too! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

  16. I’m working on creating an office/study/creative space this month! Can’t wait to see yours. I love the idea of a photo prompt!


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